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Ross on Starbucks Arrests: I Played a Role in Making Things Worse

After a week of forcefully defending the arrests of two Black men at a Starbucks in Rittenhouse Square, Police Commissioner Richard Ross is now saying […]

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Starbucks Will Close All 8,000 U.S. Stores for a Day of Racial-Bias Training

Starbucks will shut down its more than 8,000 stores for one-day racial-bias training in May. The announcement comes days after the coffee chain was catapulted into national […]

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5 Local Coffee Shops to Support Instead of Starbucks

As a longtime barista for independent coffee shops back in the day, I could have told you that there’s been no excuse for drinking Starbucks — […]

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If You’re Not Enraged Enough to Act, the Starbucks Arrest Video Is Just Black Trauma Porn

To be Black in America is to be, as renowned scholar and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois once put it, a problem. Black people have forever […]

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Woman Who Shared Philadelphia Starbucks Arrest Video Tells Her Story

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet over the last 48 hours, you’ve probably seen the video of two African American men being arrested by the […]

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Departing Employee Accused Philly FIGHT of “Pervasive Racism” in Staff-Wide Email

A year after the management and staff of Philadelphia FIGHT, a Gayborhood nonprofit with a storied history of AIDS advocacy, were mandated to undergo racial-bias […]

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Penn Students Expose University’s Early Connections to Slavery

New research compiled by undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania has forced the Ivy League school to confront its institutional and historical ties to […]

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Repeat After Me: Donald Trump Is Racist.

Surprise: Donald Trump is racist, and probably has been for most of his life. On Thursday evening, when news broke that Trump called El Salvador, […]

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The Personal Habits You Can Break to Begin Curing Racism This Year

As 2018 takes off, I’ve made it a point to stop assuming that people understand how to be humane. As a black queer millennial, I will […]

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The Unending Exhaustion of “Uncomfortable” Conversations About Race

I think my New Year’s resolution for 2018 will be to avoid putting myself in predictable predicaments. I arrived at this conclusion after I left […]

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Prince Harry’s Interracial Marriage to Meghan Markle Will Intensify Racism, Not Fix It

Oh, America, the home of the brave and the land of the free. We love celebrating our independence from the British and touting the decline […]

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How Philly Activists Want You (Yes, You) to Support Their Efforts

Session 3, Philly and the Age of Activism Posted by Philadelphia Magazine on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Undoubtably one of our most power-packed panels at […]

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OPINION: I Was Discriminated Against by American Airlines

Like most Americans, I hate the airport. But while many simply loathe the hustle and bustle of traveling, black passengers often experience racial profiling when we’re […]

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Trump-Loving Racist Kid Rock is Coming to Philadelphia

On the same morning that he told Howard Stern that he will not, in fact, be running for U.S. Senate after months of rumors and […]

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Coatesville Students Leave School to Protest Racist Pumpkin Carvings

Students at Coatesville Area High School walked out of their classes on Friday to protest a disturbing photo of their classmates posing with swastika- and […]